Posts tagged with: strollers

Stroller Suspenders

Stroller Suspenders, the latest “must have” product for moms and babies, is now introducing their new and affordable Stroller Suspenders Basic Series.

All moms and dads want to keep their baby nice and warm under a baby blanket when taking the baby out in their stroller, however without anything securing the blanket to the stroller, it often gets caught in the wheels or falls to the ground.  Stroller Suspenders is an innovative patent pending strap and clip that is designed to secure a baby blanket in a position to cover the stroller for warmth, shade or privacy.

The new affordable series is made using nylon webbing, are sold in pairs and are available in three colors, black, tan and pink.  The Basic Series will have a suggested retail price of $9.99 and will be available in 390 Baby Depot stores nationwide and online at www.Mom4Life.com. Mom 4 Life specializes in offering unique and useful products that are 100% mom invented with free shipping.

Stroller Suspenders Designer Series is made using cotton webbing with decorative ribbon.  The Designer Series is currently being sold at finer baby boutiques and online at www.strollersuspenders.com They are sold in pairs and retail for $18.00 each.  They are currently available in six different designs and styles for boys and girls.

Suspenders, manufactured by Omma, will protect both baby and their special blankets.   A recent recipient of The Baby Planners Seal of Approval, the patent pending Stroller Suspenders strap and clip are made in the USA, will not cause damage baby’s blankets, clip on baby’s hands, and they fit with most strollers. Check them out today!


How Safe is Hand-Me-Down Baby Gear?

Welcoming a new member into your family is a joyous and expensive event. New moms and moms-to-be are given lots of hand-me-down baby gear to help reduce the cost of having a new baby. The March issue of “Shop Smart” magazine, from the publisher of “Consumer Reports”, takes an in-depth look at the safety issues involved in hand-me-down baby gear.  Here are some important points from the article. Know when to say “Thanks” or “No Thanks” to well meaning friends and family.

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Bath Products-

  • Safe: Used baby bathtubs are fine as long as the lining isn’t full of mold or mildew.
  • Not Safe: If the tub has an odor of either of these, say no thanks because they can be hard to remove. Also, skip secondhand bath seats, bath rings, and inflatable tubs since they have been responsible for many deaths among babies.

Car Seats:

  • Safe: A car seat that has all its original parts and labels, has never been in a crash, and fits your car and child is OK.
  • Not Safe: Products more than six years old are outdated, and most likely too run down to be considered safe.

Cribs:

  • Safe: Any crib that was manufactured after the year 2000 should be fine, as long as it is not broken or missing any pieces.
  • Not Safe: Prior to 2000, cribs were held to different safety standards, and will not be acceptable for your baby, even if you slept soundly in them. Any crib with cutouts in the headboard, and corner posts over sixteen inches pose serious risks for a child’s safety.

High Chairs:

  • Safe: Say yes to a hand-me-down high chair if it has a five-point harness to prevent your child from climbing out and a fixed crotch post that prevents him/her from sliding out the bottom.
  • Unsafe: Old fashioned wooden high chairs with removable trays or arms are considered dangerous and uncomfortable for the baby, in addition to not being up to newer product safety standards.

Strollers:

  • Safe: Strollers made after 2007 when new safety standard were published are safe.
  • Unsafe: Any stroller made prior to that date, or has missing, loose, or broken pieces is not.

Toys:

  • Safe: Stuffed animals and most children’s books make fine hand-me-downs. In the case of lead contamination in used toys, there are many home lead inspection kits which can be purchased for under twenty dollars which will tell you whether the toys are safe.
  • Unsafe: Avoid any toys that are chipped, as well as any small parts that can fit through a tube of toilet paper, since they present serious choking hazards for small children.

Used Clothing:

  • Safe: As long as buttons and snaps are on tight and none of the thread is unraveling from the fabric, the used clothing is fine.
  • Unsafe: Pass on any article of clothing with drawstrings because they pose a strangulation hazard.

You can read the entire article at ShopSmartmag.com